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Definition of Afflict


  1. To strike or cast down; to overthrow.
  2. To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
  3. To make low or humble.
  4. Afflicted.

Afflict Quotations

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
Robert Frost

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther

Little things console us because little things afflict us.
Blaise Pascal

Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
Finley Peter Dunne

In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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Afflict Translations

afflict in Dutch is beproeven, bedroeven, verdriet doen
afflict in Italian is infestare
afflict in Latin is contristo, adficio, ingravo

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